Sunday, April 5, 2009

Things I want to remember...

This is a long post... We went to the park today and took pictures... it was so cool! We couldn't really get Lilly to cooperate cause she loves looking at hands, and hands are always down... so we had a hard time getting Lilly to look up for the camera... but we were both surprised at the pictures our little camera can take! Have fun!

The second part of this post is this: Steve and I are horrible about writing in a journal... so this is pretty much what we are going to have when we look back at this time in order to remember things, so I thought I would jot down a few things that I want to remember about Lilly, Steve, and I. If you get bored don't feel bad.. it's kind of more for us!

-She is a talker! And not only a talker, but a screamer.. She isn't neccesarily upset when she is screaming, more like singing!
-She loves sweet potatoes. Of every other food she only eats half a serving thingy... but she'll eat the whole thing of sweet potatoes. She likes fruits, but not more than she likes veggies, and definitaly not more than she likes sweet potatoes.
-Lilly comes to dance with me every day. Usually she is pretty good just hanging out watching the dancers... but sometimes she gets frustrated that I don't pay as much attention to her when I am there.
-She used to be able to only sit up for a few seconds by herself and then she would fall over, until one day we brought over a little boy who could sit up. So I thought I would put her up and see if she had improved at all... and she could do it... for a long time too. She sat up by herself for like, 15 minutes!!
-She doesn't mind being cold at all. In fact she doesn't care how cold it is... she always kicks off her blanket.
-She loves sucking on her bottom lip... She constantly has a rash.
-She has NO fear. Loud noises... sudden movements... almost falling over... nothing.. she just looks at you like, what?
-She has never been a calm baby. I remember being in the hospital with her and having her eye me down forever! She has always made her opinions known!
-If you have something she wants... it WILL be hers.
-She always has a flower or a bow in her hair. It's become a part of her!
-She has a major attachment to her cuddle.... I don't even know where it sprang from. It's always been in her crib and one day I walked in and she was holding it so tight...and from that day forward she can't be without it!
-She pretends to be shy sometimes... when you see her she usually smiles then digs her face into who ever is holding her's shoulder!
-She said "Mama" first, but she has now moved on to "baba" and it sounds like "dada" is coming up next.
-Steve works like a horse right now. He has a more-than-full-time job, goes to school full-time, he's ward mission leader, and he still finds time to fix computers for family and friends, help me and others with websites, and be a WONDERFUL dad!
-Steve loves to break my rules with Lilly... I say "Don't let her fall asleep in your arms" and he does just that.
-Steve loves to savor EVERY special moment he has with his girls (Lilly and I.) But there are a lot of special moments... It makes us late to EVERYTHING!
-Steve has the Favero gene of being late. I really don't think he's happy showing up to anything on time...
-Steve is majoring in Digital Media. He's in a film class and an audio class and it's surprising how much he doesn't neccesarily like film to how much he LOVES audio. He has always loved music!
-Steve hardly ever finds time to play the guitar, but when he does, Lilly and I both love it!
-Steve goes back and forth with what he wants to do... and what he thinks he can make money at... I try to convince him every day that unless you love what you are doing, you will never be as happy as you could be! He usually believes me!
-I have never in my life had enough time to worry about things being "tidy". Until now... So I'm trying to learn how to do these things... I mean.. I know how to do dishes and vacuum and stuff, but how do I keep it like that? I'm learning.. This week I've had a lot more success than in the past. I decided that I can't do short little sprints... I have to do a little each day. I would normally do the whole giant load of dishes that overcame my kitchen, it would take me an hour or two to do... and then I would be burnt out and wouldn't do them for another week, and then I would have a giant pile again. This week I tried to just do a little each day and I've almost have all my dishes done today... and I'm not sick of dishes!
-I have always thought I would end up with a big family, just like mine.. and actually just like Steves. I thought that after having Lilly I would immediately want another one, but I've been surprised to see how that has changed for me. I love having Lilly... and right now I feel so fulfilled with jsut the three of us that I don't see me wanting another child for a while. And even if we do have more kids, we probably won't have a big family... Which still weirds me out.
-I love having short hair, and I think it's so much fun!! But I'm ready to start growing it out again... the cool thing about what I've done with my hair is that 1) I get to actually cut off all of my dyed hair... an opportunity I never thought I would have... and be natural again and 2) enjoy all of the fun lengths from next to no hair, and really really long hair! It's like getting it cut backwards!
-I wish I danced more, but I LOVE teaching. I don't think the girls I teach know how much potential I see in them and how much I wish they wouldn't take any moment, any class, any plie for granted, because there may come a day when you won't be able to do it... and you are gonna look back and wish that you had given all of you. It fills me with the greatest joy when I actually see a girl do that.
-I love doing Pilates... I wish I could find time to do it every day!


Cami said...

I totally know what you mean about always wanting a big family... until now. I always wanted 5 kids because that's what's in my family, and it worked well for us. After having Sydney and up until a month or so ago I didn't think I even wanted a second child, but now that Syd is getting bigger I actually see myself with another. So who knows what will happen!

Katasha Lyn said...

Ellie she is so beautiful! I love your short hair, you look so great! And so happy!

Jackie said...

She is adorable! And wonderful pictures! Also, you need to come over! dinner sometime? Also, I do pilates every day now if you wanna come over and join me! Jackie

Danielle Christiansen said...

i like the black & white colored ones.

Kevin, Kelsey and Annalise.... said...

I love those pictures at the park, you guys are the cutest family! Sounds like you all are keeping busy, even Lilly....and Annalise also loved sweet potatoes more than anything also, they are delicious!

Heather Stott said...

ok... I haven't read the post yet I have to go real soon so I didn't want to dive into that when it obviously needed more time then I could give, but I LOVE THE PICTURES, there are too many favorites to mention! she is still just a tiny thing it cracks me up! I can't wait to get the little ones together again soon!! and we will need to take a picture for you so all three of you can be in it together!!! but I seriously love them! and I will make another comment when I actually read the rest of your post! :) oh one more thing, are you a red head now or is the sun playing tricks with your hair? I love it.

The Slaters said...

Those are great things to remember. There are so many of those sort of things that I didn't write down and don't remember.....I know this is so typical but it reminds me of that Country song called "your gonna miss this". If you haven't heard it, you need to listen to it. It is a great song. Helps you to remember to cherish every moment.

Heather Stott said...

I don't do pilates (spelling?) but I would love to! maybe on our family vaca we can do it every morning! that would be fun! Second, after having william I wanted more babies right away! Brandon thinks I am crazy and it kinda makes him sick when I suggest trying for number 2... am I crazy?? second.. or thrird.. I don't know.. Lilly talks?? hahaha! she actually says mama? and baba? that is awesome!! I can't wait for that! It seems like he isn't close to that yet, he will jabber but forming words seems like a long ways away. but that is fun! also... William doesn't sit up on his own yet, little spurts but then he'll fall over on his face... so don't think he is super baby just yet. He is close to doing it on his own but not there yet. Sweet potatoes are always the favorite of babies, I don't know why? William likes them, but I think he likes Mango better? have you tried mangos? they are so good! I would eat the whole jar. haha You guys are super busy! So sorry to steven for having to work and go to school! what a good daddy! again I loved all the pictures! I love her flower in her hair and the colors you guys chose, hope to see you soon!

Heather Stott said...

beech nut, not only do I like it but it's also the cheepest... thats the way we roll.. haha I too am SOOO excited for the family vacation, if only I can figure out how we can pay for it! :)

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